You've got a pretty healthy quarterback competition going on. What did you tell those two going in about how the competition would be handled and what you needed to see from the guy who was going to win the job?
FC: First off, it was a great spring for me and the quarterbacks. Nate [Longshore] only practiced the first week [until he injured a pectoral muscle] but I was very impressed with not only his performance but his leadership, his command of the offense and his command of the huddle. Kevin Riley, I was also impressed with. He went through the whole spring and did a very good job in his decision-making. He completes the football and can make things happen with his feet. Both Nate and Kevin know it's a healthy situation; it's a competitive situation. What I communicated to them, as I have to any of the quarterbacks I've had in the past when there's a competition, is the starting quarterback, it comes down to, one, who can lead the team, who can command the huddle, who can make the best decisions. And then who can complete the football and minimize turnovers.
At the end of spring, did you have one ahead of the other?
FC: Absolutely not. Nate had such a good first week of practice that there was no doubt in my mind that, after we were told he'd miss the rest of spring, that he'd at least be part of a competition, if not the starter.